You can choose from a multitude of preset ramp layouts as well as edit various layout properties such as length and slope.
You can insert a staircase or ramp with a single mouse click. If you place the staircase near a wall, the staircase will automatically snap to the wall. Once you have inserted a staircase, you can edit its size, style, and geometry.
To insert a staircase or ramp:
- Select Insert > Stairs/Ramps, or click on the Building toolbar.
- In the catalog, select the staircase or ramp you want to insert.
- Position the staircase and click to insert it.
- Right-click and select Finish.
To edit the layout of a ramp:
- Select the ramp.
- Right-click and select Properties, or select Edit > Modify Elements > Properties.
- In the Stairs/Ramps dialog, select the Layout tab.
- To change the layout of the ramp, make a selection from the Preset Layouts dropbox, or click the graphic to display the available layouts and select the one you want.
- To edit the dimensions of a particular segment, select the segment in the Layout Segments window. A straight ramp will have one segment, named Ramp 1. Other ramp styles will have more segments. For example, an L-shaped ramp will have three segments: Ramp 1, Landing 2 and Ramp 3. The Ramp 1 segment is the lower section of the ramp, Landing 2 is the central landing between the two sections, and Ramp 3 is the upper section of the ramp. Clicking a dimension marked with an alphabetical character (a, b, c, etc.) highlights the corresponding dimension in the ramp graphic and vice versa.
- Edit the variables in the Parameters window.
Slope. The angle of the ramp’s incline.
Length. The length of the ramp’s surface.
Position Offset. Shifts the base of the ramp left or right from the centerline. A positive value shifts it right, a negative value shifts it left. If the Upper Offset is set to 0, the entire ramp is moved.
Upper Offset. Shifts the top of the ramp segment left or right to create an angled ramp. A positive value shifts it right, a negative value shifts it left.
Adjust Height. When editing the height of a segment in a multi-segmented ramp, this determines which other segments (or all others) are to be adjusted to make up the overall height of all segments.
Landing Segments(vary per style)
Position Offset. Shifts the landing left or right from the centerline. A positive value moves it right, a negative value moves it left.
Width. The width of the landing along the lower ramp section. By default, this matches the Upper Width setting of the lower ramp section.
Depth 1. The width of the landing along the upper ramp section. By default, this matches the Lower Width setting of the upper ramp section.
Depth 2. The width of the exposed side of the landing.
Adjust Width. Adjust the width of the attached ramp segments to match the width of the landing.
- To add a segment or landing to your ramp, click Add in the Layout Segments area. Select the segment you want to add in the Add/Edit Segment dialog.
- The segment is added to your list of segments in the Layout Segments window. Proceed with defining the parameters for the new segment in the Parameters window.
- To change an existing segment to another type, select the segment in the Layout Segments window, then click Edit. Select the new segment type in the Add/Edit Segment dialog.
- To delete a segment from the ramp, select the segment in the Layout Segments window, then click Delete.
- Once you are satisfied with your layout settings, click OK.